The cabinets support the work surface which is planned for a final height of 38-39” to fit me (I’m 6’3”). I left 1/4” for shimming to make sure it’s not above the table saw surface. The outside dimensions are 20”x 20” x21-3/4” tall. Plywood edges are exposed since I didn’t want to invest the time to trim them for a workbench.
The drawers are designed to use the drawer bottom as the sliding surface after an idea I’ve seen here on LJ. They are sized to allow flexibility by making the nominal heights 2-1/2”, 5”, and 7-1/2” and creating slots on 2-1/2” centers for the slides. I can rearrange the drawers by moving them to different slots. The nominal dimensions are 19” wide x 19.5” deep. I can safely pull them out 16” without worry.
Since I’m using 1/2” plywood and didn’t want to weaken the sides by routing slots, I created the slots by adding 1/2” x 2” strips on the cabinet sides.
I needed ~20 drawer pulls and came up with a cheap solution out of stock 1×2 pine. I cut a groove in one face and angled one edge 15 degrees.
Next is mounting the table saw.
-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.